Ready to use the UKCA marking?

Ready to use the UKCA marking?

Now we have left the EU, our new domestic goods regulation regime is in place. If you previously used the CE marking to sell certain products in Great Britain, you need to act before 1 January 2022. The new rules include important changes to the way these products need to be labelled.

You should check what you need to do on the ‘Using the UKCA marking’ guidance page at the earliest opportunity.

At the beginning of this year, we introduced the UKCA marking for selling goods in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales).

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking, known as ‘new approach’ goods.

Only six months to go

There are now only six months to go until you must use the UKCA marking for most goods being sold in Great Britain that currently use the CE marking.

For your products to continue being sold in Great Britain from 1 January 2022, it is essential you make sure your products comply with the UKCA marking as soon as possible.

If your business manufactures, imports or distributes goods which require testing by a conformity assessment body, start the testing process early to ensure you will be ready on time.

Special rules apply for medical devices, rail interoperability constituents, marine equipment, and other goods. These are set out on the ‘Placing manufactured goods on the market’ guidance page.

The CE marking continues to apply to goods sold in Northern Ireland. These may need to be accompanied by the new UKNI marking in certain circumstances.

Want to know more, contact us here.

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